Our owners and management team are experienced professionals who lead with care and compassion.

compass resting on rock face in sunlight


Our owners and management team are experienced professionals who lead with care and compassion.


Meet Our Owners

headshot of Hal Baumchen

Hal Baumchen | PSYD, LP, LADC

President, Clinical Director, and Co-Occurring Disorders Specialist

Dr. Hal Baumchen is a psychologist, author, and speaker. He is the President and Clinical Director of NorthStar Regional. A Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LP) with over 30 years (30,000+ hours) of counseling experience, he was also the founder and executive director of Northland Counseling Services. He received his master’s Degree from Wheaton Graduate School and his Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) and received his certificate in Co-Occurring Disorders from Adler Graduate School. He is the author of Journeys, a co-occurring disorders resource manual, Destinations, a practical guide for overcoming addictions and improving your mental health, the Destinations Companion Workbook, and he coauthored Finding Hope Again: Overcoming Depression with Dr. Neil T. Anderson. He is the author and founder of Journey to Recovery, a resource site with materials for the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

headshot of Dr. Winegarden

Thomas Winegarden | MD

Medical Director and Addiction Medicine Specialist

Dr. Thomas Winegarden is a Board Certified Adult and Addictions Psychiatrist. He received his degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and is the current Medical Director of Bridges at Stone Creek, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) located in Chanhassen, MN. Dr. Winegarden has served at Hazelden Treatment Center, Center City, MN since 1994 and serves as staff psychiatrist at Fairview Southdale Hospital. His clinical interests include bipolar, depression, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, and addictions in adults.

headshot of Jason Vanderscoff

Jason Vanderscoff | LADC

Chief Executive Officer

Jason is the CEO of NorthStar Regional and was formerly the CEO of Five Stars Recovery Center. He is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). His responsibilities include overall strategy, program development, financial oversight and provider contracting. Jason has also served as the CEO of CD Recovery Services, DRS Acquisitions, and Cx Technology Services. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.


Meet Our Management Team

Brian Loots

Brian Loots | LADC

Chief Operations Officer

With over 15 years’ experience in the treatment of co-occurring disorders, Brian has a track record of transforming organizations clinically, financially and culturally into therapeutic systems of healthcare.  Brian has lead the development of programming at Northstar Regional (formerly Five Stars Recovery Center) into what it is today.  With experience in nearly every role across the entire continuum of care, Brian understands what it takes to deliver first class comprehensive co-occurring treatment.  Brian attended the Masters in Nonprofit Management program at Hamline University, and earned his bachelor’s degree from the U of M-Twin Cities in Psychological and Spiritual Approaches to Behavior Change and Addiction.
headshot of Yvonne Gennrich

Yvonne Gennrich

Director of Financial Operations

Yvonne brings a wide range of experience to her position at NorthStar Regional. She previously served as the Finance Manager at Northland Counseling Services, where she was instrumental in the merging of operations between that organization and NorthStar Regional. She was the Controller at Cook County North Shore Hospital & Care Center in Grand Marais, MN, for 15 years, where she was responsible for all financial operations.

headshot of Tim "the Terrific" Bode

Tim Bode

Director of Marketing and Technology

Tim is responsible for the development and oversight of NorthStar Regional’s marketing communications activities and technology systems. He was previously director of operations for Northland Counseling Services, and worked as a marketing director at The Araz Group in Bloomington, MN and Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. Tim is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.